John Byrne’s TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Sat Jul 26 - Fri Aug 01).
Among the new and returning shows are the Kerry Washington-starring US drama Scandal and RTÉ One's Pet Island. Going through the Out Door are Grey's Anatomy and Hannibal . . .
Pick of the week
Scandal, Thursday, Sky Living
Season three of this highly addictive and frantically paced drama from Grey’s Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes sees the show move from the UK's Channel 4 subsidiary More4 to Sky Living. Kerry Washington stars as Olivia Pope, Washington DC’s ultimate crisis management professional ...
HBO have confirmed a group of nine new stars will join their hit drama Game of Thrones for its upcoming fifth season including Bond villain Jonathan Pryce.
The castings were confirmed at San Diego Comic-Con during the Game of Thrones panel discussion with Tomorrow Never Dies villain Jonathan Pryce leading the casting.
Pryce will take on the role of High Sparrow in the fifth season, a religious man that will gain followers amongst the poor and oppressed in King's Landing.
The role of Myrcella Baratheon, Cersei's only daughter, has been re-cast with Nell Tiger Free taking on the ...
John Byrne checks out the returning Veep and newcomer Silicon Valley, as well as two very different documentary series, one about Dublin's Shelbourne Hotel and the other about gifted British kids
Reviewed: Veep (Wednesday, Sky Atlantic); Silicon Valley (Wednesday, Sky Atlantic); The Shelbourne (, RTÉ One); Child Genius (Sunday, Channel 4)
Right, let's get the fun bits out of the way before I get on to the far more serious topic of pushy parents and their hideous ways. Veep (Wednesday, Sky Atlantic) returned for a third season and it's now official that I want to have Julia Louis-Dreyfuss ...
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (Dates covered: Mon Jul 21 - Fri 25)
There's some great telly tonight with Devious Maids (8.40pm, RTÉ Two), The Americans (10.25pm, RTÉ Two) and Ray Donovan (10.00pm, Sky Atlantic) the pick of the bunch.
Two of EastEnders' younger characters will have to face their feelings for each other on BBC One and RTÉ One this week.
John Byrne's TV choices for the week ahead (July 12-18)
This week's box beat sees John Byrne reviewing the second season double-bill opener of Person of Interest, a new comedy from Chuck Lorre, a documentary about songs banned in Britain, and Bill O'Herlihy's World Cup swan song.
John Byrne takes in a new drama on BBC Two featuring Maggie Gyllenhaal, a US sci-fi show on E4, and an RTÉ One documentary about drug mule Michaella McCollum Connolly.